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Arizona football players speak out about UA’s re-entry plan

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In case you missed it, the Arizona Wildcats announced Monday that they have paused their student-athlete re-entry plan due to the surging number of COVID-19 cases in Pima County.

Prior to that announcement, the UA had returned 83 student-athletes to campus for voluntary workouts, only one of which tested positive for coronavirus, a positivity rate much lower than the state and county as a whole.

While other UA student-athletes will not be reporting to campus for the time being, Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star is reporting that the UA is hoping its football players can resume workouts Wednesday if the state allows them.

Governor Doug Ducey on Monday implemented a month-long shutdown of gyms, bars, and movie theaters across Arizona, but, per Lev, UA officials are inquiring to see how they can comply and still have their football players continue workouts:

That, plus the UA president saying he wouldn’t re-open campus to students under the current conditions, has a pair of UA football players questioning the school’s re-entry plan, while two other players expressed general concerns about institutions not prioritizing their athletes’ health:

Cornerbacks Malik Hausman and Bobby Wolfe:

Defensive end Issaiah Johnson:

Linebacker/defensive end Kylan Wilborn: